Dylan recorded "Down The Highway" in Studio A of Columbia Recording Studios on July 9, 1962. It was the third recording session for Freewheelin'
. He got this one and six others down in a single take, which is remarkably considering the impact that this album had on music and culture as a whole. Freewheelin'
not only acted as a rallying cry for progressive political activists, it also elevated the expectations of lyrical poetry and depth.
The other six songs recorded in one take that day were "Baby, I'm In The Mood For You," "Bob Dylan's Blues," "Blowin' In The Wind
," "Quit Your Low Down Ways," "Honey Just Allow Me One More Chance," and "Worried Blues."